The leaders of the United States of America and the Russian Federation have both sent a congratulatory message to all Ghanaians home and abroad on the anniversary of Ghana’s independence on March 6.
United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, issued a statement on Sunday, March 6 “We value the longstanding partnership between the United States and Ghana, which has advanced our mutual economic, security, public health, human rights, and democratic governance interests.
“The meeting between President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Harris last September, as well as my own meeting with Vice President Bawumia in January, served to reaffirm our strong friendship.”
“On this occasion, we reflect on our shared history and many people-to-people ties, and recommit ourselves to deepening our partnership. We also commend Ghana on its commitment to democracy in its leadership of the Economic Community of West African States. Best wishes on this 65th anniversary of Ghana’s independence.”
The Russian leader, Vladimir Putin also congratulated Ghana on her 65th independence Day Anniversary.
In a letter shared by the Russian Embassy in Ghana on Twitter, Vladimir Putin, describes the relations between Ghana and Russian as traditionally of a friendly nature.
The last time the parade was held was in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s celebration is on the theme: “Working together; Bouncing Back Better.”
The president, Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia alongside other prominent personalities were present.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister for Barbados, Mia Mottley who was the guest speaker for the Independence Day Celebration has said that the world is currently facing some hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukraine conflict.
She is however hopeful the world will bounce back to normalcy as the cost of living is currently high.